Legal Support For Complex Immigration Concerns

If your immigration petition has been denied, or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated removal proceedings against you or your family members due to criminal issues or unlawful entry, it is important to seek out legal help immediately. The attorneys at A Salmon Firm, LLC, can provide you with expert assistance.

Our firm has an accomplished record of helping our clients file the petitions and appeals necessary to remain in the United States. The immigration system is complex; the smallest oversight can completely sabotage your case. Our lawyers can provide the guidance and support you need to achieve your legal goals in the most complicated cases. Based in Norcross, our attorneys serve all of the United States. Feel free to reach out to us when you have questions or concerns.

Helping You Avoid Removal — 42A/42B, VAWA And More

If you are facing removal proceedings, our lawyers can help you petition for a stay of removal and fight your removal case. In many circumstances, we have been able to able to terminate removal proceedings entirely.

DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) handle requests on a case-by-case basis. At a minimum, legal permanent residents (LPRs) must show that they have lived in the U.S. for at least seven years continuously, have held a green card for five years and have no felony convictions or disqualifying crimes on their record.

Nonpermanent residents, meanwhile, must have lived in the country for at least 10 years continuously, have no criminal convictions that prohibit relief, and demonstrate that their citizen or LPR relatives would suffer extreme and unusual hardship as a result of removal or deportation.

Depending on your status, we can help you file a form 42A (for LPRs) or 42B (for non-LPRs) to pursue cancellation of removal. Additionally, we can help those who have been victims of domestic abuse pursue cancellation and status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We can also represent you in the Office of Chief Counsel to seek prosecutorial discretion, where in many cases we are able to freeze removal proceedings.

Individuals removed from the country may not re-enter the U.S. for a certain number of years. Those who opt for voluntary departure, however — that is, individuals who agree to leave the country before a removal order is issued — are often permitted to return lawfully within a short time. If you would like to learn more about voluntary departure, it is advisable to speak with our experienced attorneys.

Challenging Immigration Court Decisions — Appeals And Complaints

Many individuals feel they are treated unfairly during immigration proceedings. Unfortunately, they are often uncertain how to go about asserting their individual rights.

Our lawyers are exceptional at filing complaints against immigration judges and challenging their decisions with the Board of Immigration Appeals. Unlike criminal appeals, petitioners can sometimes include new documentation and evidence during the immigration appeals process. Moreover, individuals are typically permitted to remain in the U.S. as their appeal is pending. However, as with all areas of immigration law, strict deadlines govern the process, and it is important to work with an attorney to ensure that you avoid making mistakes that can jeopardize your case — and life.

Claiming Asylum In The United States

While U.S. immigration policy is stringent — it tends to emphasize exclusion rather than inclusion — there are special exceptions for vulnerable populations and certain others. A Salmon Firm, LLC, is an assertive advocate for individuals seeking asylum, especially in cases when returning to one's home country would result in physical danger. Generally, individuals are eligible for asylum if they face persecution based on their:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion
  • Membership of a particular social group

We offer representation to both adults and unaccompanied children (UACs) who would be imperiled if they were returned to their home country.

Immigration Bonds For ICE Detainees

With increasing frequency, ICE agents are detaining individuals for immigration-related reasons — if their status has expired, for example, or if they merely entered the country undocumented.

In some cases, individuals can be released on bond. While this will usually entail a considerable cost — bonds usually range between $1,500 and $20,000 — many find that it is the best means to ensure their rights remain protected throughout all immigration court procedures.

The lawyers at our firm can help safeguard the rights of ICE detainees, seeing to it that ICE or an immigration judge sets a bond in a timely manner and that any supervision following released is conducted in a lawful manner.

Reach Out To Us To Learn More

If you have questions or concerns about your immigration status, contact our firm. You can call us at 770-901-2917 or reach us online. During an initial consultation, we will take care to understand your priorities and let you know what steps to take to achieve your legal goals.